NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwired - October 11, 2016) - Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based demand response and energy efficiency solutions for electric utilities, today announced a new demand response program with Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO), the second largest integrated power company in Japan. Also participating in the program is Kanden Facilities (KFA), a facility management service provider and a KEPCO group company. The program is supported by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) who is assessing the potential of demand response in Japan.
Comverge will work together with KEPCO and KFA to meet the target load shed amount through output control of generators as well as load shed of common appliances found in standard office or commercial buildings.
KEPCO will use the Comverge IntelliSOURCE Enterprise demand response management system to automatically dispatch control events using OpenADR 2.0b protocol for automated demand response. KEPCO will also use the Comverge IntelliPEAK switch to control HVAC and other appliances at the KFA facilities.
"The initial program with KEPCO and KFA was a tremendous success and demonstrated that demand response can play a meaningful role in helping Japan ensure grid reliability," commented David Ellis, Representative Director, Comverge Japan. "We are very excited to work with KEPCO and KFA on this new project as we look to further the penetration of demand response resources in Japan."
Comverge is the industry's leading provider of integrated demand response, energy efficiency and customer engagement solutions that enable electric utilities to ensure grid reliability, lower energy costs, meet regulatory demands and enhance the customer experience. Through its combination of software, hardware and services, Comverge helps utilities optimize every aspect of a demand management program, from participant recruitment and device installation to call center support, control events and measurement and verification. Comverge has worked with hundreds of electric utilities to deploy nearly six million energy management devices and enroll more than 2 million residential customers into mass-market demand management programs. In July 2015, Navigant Research ranked Comverge the industry's number one demand response provider. For more information, visit www.comverge.com and follow us on Twitter at @Comverge.
Comverge Japan K.K. is a 100% subsidiary of Comverge Inc., established in 2013.